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Another Wake up Call

When do you know you have a problem (subscription)?

About 8,000 students, or 9 percent of the APS student population, will attend a school outside their neighborhood this year, estimated Toby Herrera, director of Albuquerque Public Schools’ Student, School and Community Service Center.

About 1,500 of this year’s transfer requests were from 29 schools that have not met testing standards under the federal No Child Left Behind Act for at least two consecutive years.

That’s an awful lot of consistently failing schools.